Our research interests lie in the areas of organic and interfacial electrochemistry surface chemistry, and nanoscience. Essentially, we use our experience in electron transfer based reactions, electrosynthesis and self-assembly to develop chemical solutions to the issues of surface derivatization, local manipulation and material synthesis. Developments in molecular electronic devices, which have application in many areas, are directly related to advances in techniques to associate organic structures to metallic and semi-conducting materials. We are essentially concerned with the following three important aspects


  1. The investigation of electron transfer initiated chemical reactions.
  2. The development of new approaches for the efficient organic modification of solid surfaces, including the rigorous characterization of surfaces and investigation of the electrochemical properties of the films. We also study the electrochemical local manipulation of adsorbates.
  3. The synthesis and characterization of metal sulfide materials and their potential applications for solar energy applications.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1